Census education resources programmes

The census is unique and only happens once every 10 years. So, at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), we wanted to inspire the next generation to take part. To support this important event, we’ve run free primary and secondary education programmes.

These programmes help educate children and young people on the importance of the census and about how the information it collects helps shape the society we live in.

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Census Primary Education Resources Programme - Let’s Count!

To support Census 2021, we partnered with education resource centre iChild to develop an exciting, free education resource programme.

The cross-curricular Let’s Count! programme provides resources for all primary stages. It can help improve maths and writing skills, using the real-life event of Census 2021, as a stimulus. Its flexible resources also support schools through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Visit www.letscount.org.uk to find out more about the programme and download your free resources.

Take part in our competition

There’s still time to enter our competition to win some great prizes, including £1,000 of equipment for your school.

Enter before the closing date on 23 April 2021.

For more information, visit www.letscount.org.uk

Census Secondary Education Programme

The census secondary schools programme gave educators inspiring lesson content to bring the census to life for young people aged 11 to 18 years.

The programme aimed to empower students to use their voices and encourage their families and community to complete the census.

Find out more at www.censuseducation.org.uk.

Look out for our competition winners

Our competition is now closed. Thank you to all those who entered.

We asked entrants to create a community campaign to persuade people to take part in Census 2021.

We will publish the winning entries on this page at the end of April 2021.

Contact us

Email us, if you have any questions about either programme.